So many superb Adventure/RPG games are coming out over the next few months. Batman: Arkham City out last month, Star Wars: The Old Republic out next month, and this month top offering – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
I’ve been a massive fan of the Elder Scrolls games since 2002’s Morrowind, so I’ve really been looking forward to this latest iteration. The action starts 200 years after 2006’s Oblivion, and this time your job is to defeat a dragon god who (it has been prophesied) will destroy the world!
The developers Bethesda Softworks seem to have taken some cues from their other smash hit ‘Fallout’ and ditched the rather cumbersome class setup for Fallout’s more flexible ‘perk’ system. Health, Magicka and Fatigue meters all stay, but the interface has had a major redesign, and the PC has also had some separate thought put into it, rather than just being a port of the console interface. There’s also a modkit coming out for the massive Elder Scrolls modding community.
New story, new graphics engine, hours of gameplay… and Dragons! Roll on 11/11/11! :D